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T.O. Environs
Kleinburg
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg ON L0J 1C0 (located 30km N of downtown Toronto, take Major Mackenzie Dr from Hwy 400 or 27)
May 1-Oct 31: Open daily 10-5. Nov-Apr: Tues-Sun 10-4. Open holiday Mondays, including Easter and Canada Day. Closed Dec 25. Call to confirm hours. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: $18 adults | $15 seniors & students (with ID) | $36 families | FREE to children 5 and under | $5 parking. Please note: FREE admission weekend of July 8 & 9, 2017.
T: 905 893 1121 T2: 1 888 213 1121
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EXHIBITIONS ... more
EXHIBITIONS –
Opening Canada Day 2017!
Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. Consider this exhibition a love letter to Tom Thomson and Canada – two subjects at the core of the 2017 year as the McMichael celebrates Ontario 150 and the centenary of Thomson's death. Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland takes a critical approach to our fascination with Thomson and demonstrates how today's current culture of hipster fashion, as well as the cultivation of outsider creed, has confirmed what Joyce Wieland pointed to in the 1970s: Thomson is Canada ... more
Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
Consider this exhibition a love letter to Tom Thomson and Canada – two subjects at the core of the 2017 year as the McMichael celebrates Ontario 150 and the centenary of Thomson's death. Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland takes a critical approach to our fascination with Thomson and demonstrates how today's current culture of hipster fashion, as well as the cultivation of outsider creed, has confirmed what Joyce Wieland pointed to in the 1970s: Thomson is Canada.
May 6-Oct 29, 2017:
The Group of Seven Guitar Project. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. The Group of Seven Guitar Project explores the art of guitar making inspired by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. This exhibition puts the spotlight on seven masterwork guitars commissioned by the McMichael from great Canadian luthiers Jean Larrivée, Tony Duggan-Smith, George Gray, Sergei de Jonge, William "Grit" Laskin, Linda Manzer and David Wren, along with an eighth guitar dedicated to Thomson. Accompanying the extraordinary handcrafted guitars is a curated show of paintings featuring works by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, and a live performance film sceening in the interactiveand innovative gallery space ... more
The Group of Seven Guitar Project.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
The Group of Seven Guitar Project explores the art of guitar making inspired by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. This exhibition puts the spotlight on seven masterwork guitars commissioned by the McMichael from great Canadian luthiers Jean Larrivée, Tony Duggan-Smith, George Gray, Sergei de Jonge, William "Grit" Laskin, Linda Manzer and David Wren, along with an eighth guitar dedicated to Thomson. Accompanying the extraordinary handcrafted guitars is a curated show of paintings featuring works by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, and a live performance film sceening in the interactive and innovative gallery space.
Mar 11-Aug 20, 2017:
Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Primary Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Size Matters brings together the work of painter Steve Driscoll and photographer Finn O'Hara for their first-ever exhibition at a public art gallery. These Toronto-based artists face a dichotomy familiar to many millennials: urban lifestyles combined with a love for the outdoors. The resulting images are moments of intervention on landscapes that are sharply foreign to the production and even the subject matter of the paintings themselves. Their work is a creative response to the need for a sense of scale ... more
Steve Driscoll & Finn O'Hara: Size Matters.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Primary Exhibition for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Size Matters brings together the work of painter Steve Driscoll and photographer Finn O'Hara for their first-ever exhibition at a public art gallery. These Toronto-based artists face a dichotomy familiar to many millennials: urban lifestyles combined with a love for the outdoors. The resulting images are moments of intervention on landscapes that are sharply foreign to the production and even the subject matter of the paintings themselves. Their work is a creative response to the need for a sense of scale.
Feb 4-Sep 4, 2017:
Higher States: Lawren S. Harris and His American Contemporaries. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens. This selection of approximately 70 paintings takes a new Canadian perspective regarding the exciting and spiritual body of abstract work by Lawren Harris and his US counterparts. Higher States frames the iconic Canadian landscape painter and member of the Group of Seven in the larger North American context during his years in New Hampshire and New Mexico, and features an important presentation of his US contemporaries, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Emil Bisttram, and Marsden Hartley ... more
Higher States: Lawren S. Harris and His American Contemporaries.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens.
This selection of approximately 70 paintings takes a new Canadian perspective regarding the exciting and spiritual body of abstract work by Lawren Harris and his US counterparts. Higher States frames the iconic Canadian landscape painter and member of the Group of Seven in the larger North American context during his years in New Hampshire and New Mexico, and features an important presentation of his US contemporaries, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Emil Bisttram, and Marsden Hartley.
Mar 4-Aug 20, 2017:
Morrisseau at the McMichael. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. A bold and colourful journey unfolds at the McMichael with the return of the work of ground-breaking artist Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau at the McMichael takes visitors back to the summer of 1979, when the gallery was honoured to host Morrisseau as artist-in-residence. During this time, the artist worked on sixteen commissioned works, including the masterpiece Shaman and Disciples. This exhibition is drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes works from the 1979 commission as well as intimate photos of the artist at work in the Tom Thomson Shack on the McMichael grounds ... more
Morrisseau at the McMichael.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
A bold and colourful journey unfolds at the McMichael with the return of the work of ground-breaking artist Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau at the McMichael takes visitors back to the summer of 1979, when the gallery was honoured to host Morrisseau as artist-in-residence. During this time, the artist worked on sixteen commissioned works, including the masterpiece Shaman and Disciples. This exhibition is drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes works from the 1979 commission as well as intimate photos of the artist at work in the Tom Thomson Shack on the McMichael grounds.
Dec 17, 2016 - Sep 17, 2017:
Lawren Harris: Leaps and Bounds. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners. The leading member of the Group of Seven, Lawren S. Harris has become one of the most recognizable figures in landscape painting in Canada. A lesser known side of Harris's story is that he spent the second half of his career as an abstract painter. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Harris's oeuvre using works drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes personal photographs of the painter and some of the tools and materials he used to create his masterpieces ... more
Lawren Harris: Leaps and Bounds.
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Stanners.
The leading member of the Group of Seven, Lawren S. Harris has become one of the most recognizable figures in landscape painting in Canada. A lesser known side of Harris's story is that he spent the second half of his career as an abstract painter. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Harris's oeuvre using works drawn entirely from the McMichael's collection, and includes personal photographs of the painter and some of the tools and materials he used to create his masterpieces.
PROGRAMS. To register for programs, call 905 893 1121 x2216, email programs@mcmichael.com, or visit www.mcmichael.com for more information. Program details subject to change ... more
PROGRAMS. To register for programs, call 905 893 1121 x2216, email programs@mcmichael.com, or visit www.mcmichael.com for more information. Program details subject to change.
Sundays 2pm, Aug 27, Sep 17 & Oct 29:
The Group of Seven Guitar Project: Acoustic Conversations. Discover the musical soul of the Group of Seven guitars through moderated conversations between some of the best guitar virtuosos and their favourite luthiers. Go behind-the-scenes of Canada's musical world through this series of events integrating art, history, and exclusive guitar performances. [...].
Aug 27: David Wren created the Franklin Carmichael guitar; will be in discussion with musician Mike Francis.
Sep 17: George Gray created the Frank Johnston guitar; will be in discussion with musician Don Ross.
Fee: $39-$49 general public / $31-$40 McMichael members / $20 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission and parking.
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The Group of Seven Guitar Project: Acoustic Conversations. Discover the Group of Seven guitars through seven moderated conversations between top musicians and their favourite master luthiers. Go behind the scenes of Canada's musical world through this series of events integrating art, history, and exclusive guitar performances.
May 7: Jean Larrivée created the A. Y. Jackson guitar; will be in discussion with Canadian astronaut and performer Chris Hadfield. *SOLD OUT.
May 28: Grit Laskin created the F. H. Varley guitar; will be in discussion with celebrated guitarist Jesse Cook. *SOLD OUT.
Jun 18: Sergei de Jonge created the J. E. H. MacDonald guitar; will be in discussion with musician Emma Rush.
Jul 16: Linda Manzer created the Lawren Harris guitar; will be in discussion with musician Tony McManus. *SOLD OUT.
Aug 27: David Wren created the Franklin Carmichael guitar; will be in discussion with musician Mike Francis.
Sep 17: George Gray created the Frank Johnston guitar; will be in discussion with musician Don Ross.
Oct 29: Tony Duggan-Smith created the Arthur Lismer guitar; will be in discussion with musician Kevin Breit.
Fee: $39-$49 general public / $31-$40 McMichael members / $20 students with valid ID. Fee includes gallery admission and parking.
http://bit.ly/2qw87Wy.
Sundays in Jul & Aug:
McMichael Art Bus from Toronto. Escape the city. See great art. Get on board the McMichael Art Bus from downtown Toronto! Return bus service to the McMichael leaves at 10:30am from Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival headquarters at 80 Spadina Avenue (just N of King Street West), and leaves at 3:30pm from the McMichael to head back downtown. Round-trip shuttle + general admission: $25 student / $28 adult. http://bit.ly/2swAGZo. ... more
McMichael Art Bus from Toronto. Escape the city. See great art. Get on board the McMichael Art Bus from downtown Toronto! Return bus service to the McMichael leaves at 10:30am from Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival headquarters at 80 Spadina Avenue (just N of King Street West), and leaves at 3:30pm from the McMichael to head back downtown. Round-trip shuttle + general admission: $25 student / $28 adult. http://bit.ly/2swAGZo.
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